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JK Welding, Brooklyn NY

Most recent update: November 28, 2013.


JK Welding Company was started by Jacob Klevens.  The original yard was on Paidge Avenue, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, just east of the Pulaski Bridge.  He later added a second yard near the Brooklyn Navy Yard to build standard barges and a third, at 1 Federal Street, in Yonkers, which is now American Sugar Refining, to build tugs and other small ships.  If anyone can add any information to this table, please send it to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N.

Original Name

Original Owner

Type

Tons Ft. Delivery Disposition

Built in the original Brooklyn Yard

5 173888 Socony City 2 Socony-Vacuum Tank Barge 181 105 Feb-38  
7   Progress   Floating Bridge     Feb-38  
9 174123 Blue Line 104 Blue Line Tank Barge 1,148 210 Aug-38  
10   Espee No. 1 Solvay Sales Corp. Freight Barge 324 140 Sep-38  
  237494 Islander Shelter Island Ferry 109 62 1938  
14 239074 Carbany Cargo Carriers Tug 66 45 Oct-39  
  240365 Edward Card McAllister Bros. Tug 132 80 1941 Later Diane Richards
    Chris Sheedy       150 1941  
        Cargo Barge   120 1942 Sold, later Michigan
    WYC 4144 ?   Passenger ?   62 1945 In service

Built in the second Brooklyn Yard

  YC 733   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 734   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941 Later YFNX 4, struck 1995
  YC 742   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 743   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 744   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 749   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 750   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 751   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 752   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YC 753   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941 Later YFT 1
  YC 754   US Navy Open Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YCF 14   US Navy Car Float 174 150 1941 Scrapped 1977
  YCF 15   US Navy Car Float 174 150 1941 Scrapped 1977
  YCF 16   US Navy Car Float 174 150 1942 Sold 2008
  YCF 17   US Navy Car Float 174 150 1942  
  YCF 18   US Navy Car Float 174 150 1942 Disposed of 1946
  YFN 264   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YFN 266   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YFN 271   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941 Later YRB 8
  YFN 275   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YFN 284   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941  
  YFN 285   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941 Later YC 1349
  YFN 288   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941 Later YFNX 21, sold 1978
  YFN 289   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1941 Later YRB 25, struck 1999
  YFN 358   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1942  
  YFN 359   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1942  
  YFN 412   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1942 Later YFRN 412
  YFN 413   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1942 Sold 1996
  YFN 414   US Navy Closed Lighter 170 110 1942  
  YR 24   US Navy Repair Barge 530 150 1942 To Vietnam, scrapped 1985
  YR 25   US Navy Repair Barge 530 150 1942 To Marine Corps 2003
  BG 475   US Army Tank Barge   120 Oct-42  
  BG 476   US Army Tank Barge   120 Oct-42  
  BG 477   US Army Tank Barge   120 Nov-42  
  BG 478   US Army Tank Barge   120 Nov-42  
  BG 248   US Army Tank Barge   120 Jan-43  
  BG 249   US Army Tank Barge   120 Feb-43  

Built in the Yonkers Yard

6 FS 349   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 May-44 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as Lanao; existence in doubt 1989
7 FS 350   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 Jun-44 USCG-manned, later Jekyl, Betty K IV, Sea Princess II, Nilo, Hope I
8 FS 351   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 Aug-44 USCG-manned, sold private as J. Frank Jett; scrapped 1989
9 FS 352   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 Jul-44 USCG-manned, to Korea as City of Iri, later Iri; existence in doubt 1998
10 FS 353   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 Sep-44 USCG-manned, to China as Jonquil
11 FS 354   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 Oct-44 USCG-manned, to China as Lily
12 FS 355   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 Nov-44 USCG-manned, retained by USA as PVT Carl V. Sheridan
13 FS 356   US Army Coastal Freighter 560 176 Dec-44 USCG-manned, to Korea as City of Waegwan
    [one of above] US Army Coastal Freighter     1944 Sold 19xx as Don Francisco; lost 1978
    [one of above] US Army Coastal Freighter     1944 Sold 1989? as fishing vessel John S Dempster Jr  
23 249023 Big Bottle Pepsi Cola Freighter 83 62 Nov-45  
48 ST 44 Captain Lawrence B. Morris US Army Tug   74 Jan-43 Sold 1954; later Alessandra Neri; scrapped 1986
49 ST 45 Captain Mark C. Neff US Army Tug   74 Feb-43  
50 ST 46 Captain Philip J. O'Brien US Army Tug   74 Dec-42 To Venezuela as Esteban Rojas; stricken 1958 
63 ST 75   US Army Tug   74 Aug-43 Sunk by German gunfire off Guernsey July 1944
64 ST 76   US Army Tug   74 Sep-43 To Italy as Boeo (Y 417); stricken 1986 
65 ST 77   US Army Tug   74 Sep-43 To Italy as Albenga (Y 412); stricken c1990
66 ST 78   US Army Tug   74 Nov-43 Sold 1948 as Martha, later Tiuna; scrapped 1984 
67 ST 79   US Army Tug   74 Aug-43 To Finland 1946 as No. 13, then Merikarhu; now museum at Hamina 
68 ST 80   US Army Tug   74 Nov-43 Sold 1948 as Dragon, then Luigi Noli, Torretta; now museum at Genoa as ST 80 
69 ST 81   US Army Tug   74 Dec-43 Sold 1955; later Americano Neri; scrapped 1986 
70 ST 82   US Army Tug   74 Dec-43 To Finland 1946 as No.15, then DR-15, No.15, Korceakari, Mistral 2, Jean-Michel, ILPC No.1; scrapped c1985 
71 ST 83   US Army Tug   74 Oct-43 To Finland 1946 as No.3, then DR-3, No.3, Vigor, Riviera, Cala Bianca; scrapped c1988 
72 ST 84   US Army Tug   74 Oct-43 To France 1946 as ST 84; scrapped 1971 
73 ST 480   US Army Tug   74 Feb-44 To Finland 1946 as No.12, Tolvan 1947
74 ST 481   US Army Tug   74 Feb-44 To Finland 1946 as No.5, then DR-5, No.5, Nalle, Poitsila 2, Merikari, Panda; scrapped 1974 
75 ST 482   US Army Tug   74 Mar-44 Sold 1946 as Frank P Buchanan; scrapped 1990s 
76 ST 483   US Army Tug   74 Mar-44 Renamed Dozier; sold 1994 as Babette, now Miss Peggy 
77 ST 484   US Army Tug   74 Mar-44 Sold 1946 as Choptank, later Margaret Barker, Tralfamadore, now Last Chance 
78 ST 485   US Army Tug   86 Apr-44 To France as ST-5; scrapped 1981 
79 ST 486   US Army Tug   86 Apr-44 To Italy as Ausonia; scrapped 1983 
80 ST 487   US Army Tug   86 Apr-44 To Portugal as Catumbela (later to Angola) 
81 ST 488   US Army Tug   86 May-44 To France as ST 8; now museum in Le Havre as ST 488 
82 ST 489   US Army Tug   86 Jun-44 Sold 1948 as Puissance, later Syros, now Dimitrios 
83 ST 490   US Army Tug   86 Jun-44 To France as ST 10, later Ambes; lost 1955 
97 ST 889   US Army Tug   86 Mar-45  
98 ST 890   US Army Tug   86 Apr-45 Sold 1961 as Martin D; foundered 1974 
99 ST 891   US Army Tug   86 May-45  
100 ST 892   US Army Tug   86 May-45 Sold 1976, now Sampit 
101 ST 893   US Army Tug   86 Jul-45 Conv research; sold 1998, now US Army Ret ST 893. offered for sale on e-bay Aug-09
102 ST 894   US Army Tug   86 Jul-45 Sold 1980 as Liability, now Jupiter 
103 ST 895   US Army Tug   86 May-45 Cancelled; transf to USSR 
104 ST 896   US Army Tug   86 1946? Cancelled; transf to USSR 
105 ST 897   US Army Tug   86 1946? Cancelled; transf to USSR 
    Oil Barge No. 4 NY City Tank Barge     1967